When Simon Spurr left has eponymous label, we knew things were bad. Details were murky, and all PR operations were put on hold. Now we have slightly (and we do mean slightly) more insight into what exactly went down.
Today WWD spoke with both Spurr and company co-founder Jude Nydes. Not surprisingly, it’s a whole he said-he said mess. Spurr told the paper he’s working with shareholders to “find a resolution to the company situation”; Nydes replied that Spurr has not reached out to anyone at the company. Spurr says financial backer Hugo Stenbeck is an equity partner, while Nydes denies that claim. Are these disagreements to blame for Spurr’s abrupt exit? Perhaps.
Here are some things we know for sure: the company will soldier on without Spurr and will continue to use his name, and Spurr will remain the men’s creative consultant for Tommy Hilfiger‘s runway collection. Also, Spurr is psyched for the CFDA Awards: “Hell yeah. If they don’t vote for me this year, they’re not going to next year. It’s now or never.”